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dc.contributor.authorDrew, Joshua A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHenne, Adam P.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-17T15:19:51Z
dc.date.available2007-01-17T15:19:51Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationEcology and Society 11 (2006): 34en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/1410
dc.description© 2006 by the authors. The definitive version was published in Ecology and Society 11 (2006): 34.en
dc.description.abstractConservation biology and environmental anthropology are disciplines that are both concerned with the identification and preservation of diversity, in one case biological and in the other cultural. Both conservation biology and the study of traditional ecoloigcal knowledge function at the nexus of the social and natural worlds, yet historically there have been major impediments to integrating the two. Here we identify linguistic, cultural, and epistemological barriers between the two disciplines. We argue that the two disciplines are uniquely positioned to inform each other and to provide critical insights and new perspectives on the way these sciences are practiced. We conclude by synthesizing common themes found in conservation success stories, and by making several suggestions on integration. These include cross-disciplinary publication, expanding memberships in professional societies and conducting multidisciplinary research based on similar interests in ecological process, taxonomy, or geography. Finally, we argue that extinction threats, be they biological or cultural/linguistic are imminent, and that by bringing these disciplines together we may be able to forge synergistic conservation programs capable of protecting the vivid splendor of life on Earth.en
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dc.publisherThe Resilience Allianceen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss2/art34/
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectCritical analysisen
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary researchen
dc.titleConservation biology and traditional ecological knowledge : integrating academic disciplines for better conservation practiceen
dc.typeArticleen


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